By Andy J. Gordon Three extremely talented bands thrilled a receptive crowd at the Ford Theatre in Hollywood on March 29, 2019, as Galactic, New Orleans’ leaders of modern [...]
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By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon Three talented bands energized a receptive gathering of music fans at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Friday, March 30, 2018, as [...]
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By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon Bad weather really spoiled the second weekend of the 46th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The four-day event started out [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The sun gods smiled on the opening weekend of the 46th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, after heavy rains soaked the [...]
Jazzfest 2013 will be remembered for great music and food but mostly for some horrendously rainy weather. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
celebrated the 44th year of the event with several big name acts, many of the regional bands that have been a part of the tradition and all of the amazing food vendors that make Jazzfest a unique experience. While the music and food lived up to expectations, Mother Nature was clearly pissed at someone because her barrage of wind, rain and cold made the Fairgrounds a seriously stinky, muddy pit.
New Orleans bands often cross musical genres, and Galactic is no exception. In fact, they are at the forefront of being innovative while keeping their jazz and funk roots alive. They came to the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on March 31, 2011 with a couple of special guests, Cyril Neville, and Corey Henry. Galactic’s recent recordings have added elements of hip hop to their usual funk and soul infused rock sound, so their live performance was sure to be interesting.